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census of the United States in the year eighteen hundred and eighty, and after each subsequent decennial census, to fix by law the number of Representatives and apportion them among the several counties of the State: Provided, That each county shall be entitled to at least one Representative.
Sec. Art. 3. v. The Senate shall consist of mem
bers to be chosen every four years by the qualified electors of the several districts. At the first session of the Senate the Senators shall divide themselves into two classes by lot, and the first shall hold their places for two years only, after which all shall be elected for four years.
6. IX. Until the General Assembly shall
make an apportionment of Representatives among the several counties, after the first decennial census of the United States, as herein provided, the counties of Autauga, Baldwin, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Henry, Lauderdale, Marion, Morgan, Monroe, Marshall, Randolph, Sanford, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker, Washington and Winston shall each have one Representative; the counties of Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Limestone, Lawrence, Lowndes, Lee, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuskaloosa and Wilcox shall have each two Representatives; the county of Madison shall have three Representatives; the counties of Dallas and Montgomery shall have each four Representatives,
CALIFORNIA. 4. IV. Senators shall be chosen for the term of four years, at the same time and places as members of the Assembly, and no person shall be a member of the Senate or Assembly who has not been & citizen and inhabitant of the State three years, and of the district for which he shall be chosen one year, next before his
election. 5. IV. The Senate shall consist of forty
members, and the Assembly of eighty members, to be elected by districts, numbered as hereinafter provided. The seats of the twenty Senators elected in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two from the odd-numbered districts shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, SO that one-half of the Senators shall be elected every two years: Provided, That all the Senators elected at the first election under this Constitution shall hold office for the term of three years.
ARKANSAS. 2. V. The House of Representatives shall
consist of members to be chosen every second year by the qualified electors of the several counties.
COLORADO. 3. V. Senators shall be elected for the
term of four years, except at hereinafter provided, and Representatives for the term of two
years. 5. V.
The Senators, at their first ses
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article, they shall be divided among the several counties of the State in the following manner: The county of Arapahoe shall have seven; the countles of Boulder and Clear Creek, each four; the counties of Gilpin and Las Animas, each three; the counties of El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Pueblo and Weld, each two; the counties of Bent, Costilla, Canejos, Douglas, Elbert, Grand, Hinsdale, Larimer, La Plata, Lake, Park, Rio Grande, Summit, Saguache and San Juan, each one; and the counties of Costilla and Conejos, jointly, one.
slon, shall be divided into two classes. Those elected in districts designated by even numbers shall constitute one class; those elected in districts designated by odd numbers shall constitute the other class, except that Senators elected in each of the districts having more than one Senator shall be equally divided among the two classes. The Senators of one class shall hold for two years; those of the other class shall hold for four years - to be decided by lot between the two classes, so that one-half of the Senators, as near as practicable, may be biennially
chosen forever thereafter. 15. Senators and members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the several senatorial' and representative districts, as established in this Constitution, until such districts shall be changed by law, and thereafter by the qualified electors of the several districts as the same
shall be established by law. 46. V. The Senate shall consist of twentysix, and the House of Representatives, forty-nine members, which number shall not be increased until the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety, after which time the General Assembly may increase the number of Senators, and Representatives, preserving, as near as may be, the present proportion as to the number in each house: Provided, That the aggregate number of Senators and Representatives shall never
exceed one hundred. 49. V. Until an apportionment of Representatives be made, in accordance with the provisions of this
CONNECTICUT. 1. From and after the first Wednega
day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, the Senate of this state shall consist of not less than eighteen nor more than twenty-four members, and
be chosen by districts. 4. IV. The Senate shall consist of twelve
members, to be chosen annually by the electors (altered by amendments of 1836, 1875 and 1884)).
DELAWARE. 2. II. The Representatives shall be
chosen for two years, by the citizens residing in the several
counties. 3. II. The Senators shall be chosen for
four years by the citizens resid
ing in the several counties. No person shall be a Senator who
shall not have attained to the age of twenty-seven years, and have in the county in which he shall be chosen, a freehold estate in two hundred acres of land, or an
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estate in real and personal property, or in either, of the val. ue of one thousand pounds at least, and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding the first meeting of the Legislature after his election, and the last year of that term an inhabitant of the county in which he shall be chosen, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United
States or of said State. There shall be three Senators
chosen in each county. When a greater number of Senators shall by the General Assembly be judged necessary, two-thirds of each branch concurring, they may by law make provision for increasing their number; but the number of Senators shall never be greater than one-hall, nor less than one-third of the num
ber of Representatives. If the office of Representative, or
the office of Senator, become vacant before the regular expiration of the term thereof, a Representative or a Senator shall be elected to fill such vacancy, and shall ho'd the office for the
residue of the term. When there is a vacancy in either
house of the General Assembly, and the General Assembly is not in session, the Governor shall have power to issue a writ, of election to fill such vacancy; which writ shall be executed as a writ issued by the speaker of either house in case of vacancy.
A. D. 1886, and thereafter on the corresponding day of every sec
ond year. 2. VII. The Legislature that convenes in the year
1889, and thereafter shall consist of not more than thirty-two members of the Senate and of not more than sixtyeight members of the House of Representatives. The members of the House of Representatives shall be elected for terms of two years, and the members of the Senate shall be elected for terms of four years, except as hereafter provided, the elections for members of the Senate and House of Representatives to be held at the same time and places. The terms of Senators elected in 1888 from districts designated by even numbers shall expire at the end of two years from that date, and thereafter all Senators shall be elected for four years, so that one-half of the whole number shall be elected biennially.
GEORGIA. 4. III. The members of the General As
sembly shall be elected for two years, and shall serve until their successors are elected.
IDAHO. 2. III. The Senate shall consist of eigh
teen members and the House of Representatives of thirty-six members. The Legislature may increase the number of Senators and Representatives: Provided, the number of Senators shall never exceed twenty-four, and the House of Representatives shall never exceed sixty members. The Senators and Representatives shall be chosen by the electors of the respective counties or districts into which
FLORIDA 3. III. The members of the House of Rep
resentatives shall be chosen bienn!ally, those of the first Legislature on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November,
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the State may from time to
time be divided by law. 3. III. The Senators and Representatives shall be elected for the term of two years, from and after the first day of December next following the general election.
Constitution, shall be divided, by lot, into two equal classes, as nearly as may be; and the seats of Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of two years, and those of the second class at the expiration of four years; so that one-half, as nearly as possible, shall be chosen biennially forever thereafter, and in case of increase in the number of Senators, they shall be 60 annexed by lot, to the one or the other of the two classes, as to keep them as nearly equal as practicable.
ILLINOIS. 7, 8. V. The House of Representatives shall consist of three times the number of the members of the Senate, and the term of office shall be two years. Three Representatives shall be elected in each Senatorial district at the general election in the year of our our Lord one thousand eight bundred and seventy-two, and every two years thereafter. In all elections of Representatives aforesaid, each quallied voter may cast as many votes for one candidates as there are Representatives to be elected, or may distribute the same,
or equal parts thereof, among the candidates, as he shall see fit; and the candidates highest in votes shall be declared elected.
IOWA. 2. III. Senators shall be chosen for the
term of four years, at the same time and place as Representatives; they shall be twenty-five years of age, and possess the qualifications of Representatives
as to residence and citizenship. 8. III. The number of Senators shall not
de less than one-third, nor more than one-half the Representative body; and shall be so classified by lot, that one class, being as nearly one-half as possible, shall be elected every two
years. When the number of Senatorg is increased, they shall be annexed by lot to one or the other of the two classes, so as to keep them as nearly equal in numbers
as practicable. 35. III. The Senate shall not consist of
more than fifty members, nor the House of Representatives of more than one hundred; and they shall be apportioned among the several counties and representative districts of the State, according to the number of (white) inhabitants in each, upon ratios to be fixed by law;
The Senate shall not exceed fifty, nor the House of Representatres one hundred members; and they shall be chosen by the electors of the respective counties or districts into which the State may, from time to time, be divided.
Senators shall be elected for the term of four years, and Representatives for the term of two years, from the day next after their general election: Provided, however, That the Senators elect, at the second meeting of the General Assembly under this
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but no representative district shall contain more than four organized counties, and each district shall be entitled to at least one representative. Every coun. ty and district which shall have a number of inhabitants equal to one-half of the ratio fixed by law, shall be entitled to one representative; and
any one county containing in addition to the ratio fixed by law, onehalf of that number, or more, shall be entitled to one additional representative. No floatIng district shall hereafter be
formed. (Amended by striking out the word
"white" at the general election in 1868.)
KANSAS. 2. II. The number of Representatives
and Senators shall be regulated by law, but shall never exceed one hundred and twenty-five Representatives and forty Senators. From and after the adoption of the amendment the House of Representatives shall admit one
member for each county, in which at least two hundred and fifty legal votes were cast at the next preceding general election; and each organized county, in which less than two hundred legal votes were cast at the next preceding general election shall be attached to and constitute a part of the representative district of the county lying next adjacent
to it on the east. 29. II. At the general election held in
eighteen hundred and seventysix, and thereafter, members of the House of Representatives shall be elected for two years, and members of the Senate shall be elected for four years.
KENTUCKY. 31. At the general election in the year
one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, one Senator shall be elected in each senatorial district, and one Representative in each representative district. The Senators then elected shall hold their offices one-hall for two years and one-half for four years, as shall be determined by lot at the first session of the General Assembly after their election, and the Representatives shall hold their offices for two years. Every two years thereafter there shall be elected for four years one Senator in each senatorial district in which the term of his predecessor in office will then expire, and in every representative district one Rep
resentative for two years. 35. The number of Representatives
shall be one hundrel, tid the number of Senators thirty right.
LOUISIANA. 16. Representation in the House of
Representatives shall be equal and uniform, and shall be regulated and ascertained by the total population. Each parish shall have at least one Representative. The first enumeration to be made by the State authorities under this Constitution shall be made in the year eighteen hundred and ninety, and subsequent enumerations shall be made every tenth year thereafter, in such manner as shall be prescribed by law, for the purpose of ascertaining the total population and the number of qualified electors in each parish and election district. At its first regular session after each enu